I loved the plot and story line overall. The characters were engaging. There was great build up to the end and ultimate delivery of a dramatic ending. The story was complex and keeps you guessing. I loved it! The narration is very stylized in what reminds me of an old detective novel.
Although I didn't find the story really believable, it was a good listen. But I guess it is fiction! Scott Brick, as is usually the case, did a great job narrating. I thought this book was more entertaining than the first one, If you like Brad Meltzer and Scott Brick, then I think it was worth the listen
It really needed a more compelling, interesting and believable plot. It needed a real protagonist. There was not a single likeable character in the entire book.
Not from the genre, but certainly from the author and narrator.
The narrator's monotonous, singsong voice was extremely irritating. I am not sure what would help.
I did learn something about the assassins of former US Presidents.
I read about one book every two weeks, and have done so for about 40 years. I can not recall a more worthless book.
I love how amazing Meltzer is at his job! His ability to make a predictable story so darn NON-Predictable is just amazing!! Talk about a twist at the end. I have listened to this book no less than five times and have found something new each time!
This novel is action packed from beginning to end, and that is not hyperbole! Brad Meltzer is a master at this genre. I have actually began to consider reading some of his graphic novels, or comics or whatever they are called; but he is that good!
Yes, I have and honestly I love them all!!! I will say that this is my favorite performance of Mr. Brick to date, but every single performance I have heard of Mr. Brick has surpassed the last. He has a unique ability to make each character extremely distinct and completely recognizable regardless if the character is a male or a female!
Absolutely!! I found myself sitting in my car just to listen to more and more of it. Then, I purchased some LG Tone headsets, yes two of them (just in case one of the children decided they wanted to use one) and listened while doing dishes, or sweeping and mopping. I tried so hard to listen while doing homework as well; I don't advise that to anyone, and I had to stop because, well it was just impossible to not be engaged in Scott Brick's performance while trying to learn advanced Psychology material.
Please, please, PLEASE make Scott Brick the performer or any and ALL psychological novels from here on out. If he performed even half of the books I have tried and then returned due to the performer, I am sure I would NOT have returned them.
Better than nothing if you're stuck in the cabin with old paperbacks. I still have trouble not picturing Seinfeld as Brick reads.
I have listened to and read many of these kind of stories and this story was really poor. I could no relate to any of the characters, especially Beecher who was smart but angry all the time and did not seem to have a clue about what was going on. Scott Brick also did a poor job of reading. It was sad because I have heard him read many times. Perhaps it was the poor material.
I am normally a big Brad Meltzer fan, but this book was horrible. Tried twice to get through it, even went back and read the first book in the story, but no help. The story was just horrible.
I have always enjoyed Meltzer, but this one was really hard to follow in audio. I almost gave up four or five times. I had to force myself to finish it.
I can't put my finger on what was wrong with it, but I know I can't recommend it.
It was fine.
I would give Brad another try since his book usually get such high ratings. I normally love Scott Brick - but as so many others have said - every single line is read with soooo much melodrama it's hard to tell when something really is dramatic.
I would give him one more try.
Less melodrama - just read the book and don't make every line the height of suspension.
Confusion. The author switches from first person view to third person view and back again. It's very hard to stay in the story.There are too may characters early on - it makes it hard to identify or care about any of them.There are a ton of flashbacks - every other paragraph takes places in a different time.
A rough ride and for my first Brad Meltzer book it makes it tough to come back for another.